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1997 Toronto Blue JaysSeason Roster
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Otis Nixon played for the 1997 Toronto Blue Jays
LeagueAmerican LeagueDivisionEastLevelMajor League Baseball
NicknameBlue Jays
LocationToronto,Ontario
Record76-86 (5th in American League East)League Rank11thMLB Rank20th
ManagerMel Queen,Cito GastonGeneral ManagerGord Ash
CoachesAlfredo Griffin (First Base Coach), Jim Lett (Bench Coach), Nick Leyva (Third Base Coach), Mel Queen (Pitching Coach), Gene Tenace (Bullpen Coach), Willie Upshaw (Hitting Coach)
PlayoffsNo playoff information
#1 Draft PickVernon Wells (#5)
Payroll$45,894,833
Attendance2,589,297
Minor League AffiliatesSyracuse SkyChiefs (AAA) 55-87 ... Knoxville Smokies (AA) 75-63 ... Dunedin Blue Jays (A+) 57-82 ... Hagerstown Suns (A) 65-73 ... St. Catharines Stompers (A-) 35-40 ... Medicine Hat Blue Jays (Rk) 26-46 ...
Years Available1977-2018

Team History -- 1997 Statistics -- 1997 Roster VR -- Game Log -- Batting Lineups -- Defensive Lineups -- Starting Pitchers -- Draft Picks -- Prospects -- Payroll -- Organizational Roster -- Transactions

 
The players below represent ALL players who played at least 1 game for the 1997 Toronto Blue Jays.
Age displayed is as of June 30th for the 1997 baseball season.

1997 Toronto Blue Jays Roster

TopPREV   NEXT Visual Roster Major Leaguers Active Players Drafted Players 1st Round Draft Picks Still Active on Roster
UnifPlayer NamePosHt Wt B-T BornDate Age Place HiLvlStat YearsMLB YearsHigh SchoolCollege(s)Draft InformationStatusCurrent Org (Level)
40Carlos AlmanzarP6-2 200 R-R 1973-11-06 23Santiago,Dom Rep MLB1994-20091997-2005  
1990-   UDFA-TOR
 
49Luis AndujarP6-2 215 R-R 1972-11-22 24Bani,Dom Rep MLB1991-20041995-1998  
1990-   UDFA-CHA
 
12Tilson Brito2B-3B6-0 175 R-R 1972-05-28 25Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1992-20061996-1997  
1990-   UDFA-TOR
 
5Jacob BrumfieldCF-LF6-0 185 R-R 1965-05-27 32Bogalusa,Louisiana MLB1983-20011992-1999Hammond (Hammond,LA)
1983- 7- 164-CHN
 
12Rich ButlerLF6-1 205 L-R 1973-05-01 24Toronto,Ontario MLB1991-20031997-1999East York Collegiate (Toronto,ON)
1990-   UDFA-TOR
 
50Chris CarpenterP6-6 225 R-R 1975-04-27 22Exeter,New Hampshire MLB1994-20131997-2012Trinity (Manchester,NH)
1993- 1-  15-TOR
Retired  
43,29Joe CarterDH-1B6-3 215 R-R 1960-03-07 37Oklahoma City,Oklahoma MLB1981-19981983-1998Millwood (Oklahoma City,OK)Wichita St
1981- 1-   2-CHN
 
21Roger ClemensP6-4 230 R-R 1962-08-04 34Dayton,Ohio MLB1982-20121984-2007Spring Woods (Houston,TX)Texas, San Jacinto Col
1983- 1-  19-BOS
 
37Tim CrabtreeP6-4 220 R-R 1969-10-13 27Jackson,Michigan MLB1992-20051995-2001Grass Lake (Grass Lake,MI)Michigan St
1992- 2-  63-TOR
 
3Felipe Crespo3B5-11 200 B-R 1973-03-05 24Rio Piedras,Puerto Rico MLB1991-20031996-2001Colegio Catolico Notre Dame (Caguas,PR)
1990- 3-  95-TOR
 
23Jose CruzLF6-0 200 B-R 1974-04-19 23Arroyo,Puerto Rico MLB1993-20081997-2008Bellaire (Bellaire,TX)Rice U.
1995- 1-   3-SEA
 
54Omar DaalP6-3 185 L-L 1972-03-01 25Maracaibo,Venezuela MLB1992-20031993-2003  
1990-   UDFA-LAN
 
25Carlos Delgado1B6-3 225 L-R 1972-06-25 25Aguadilla,Puerto Rico MLB1989-20101993-2009  
1988-   UDFA-TOR
 
24Mariano Duncan2B6-0 185 R-R 1963-03-13 34San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1982-19991985-1997  
1982-   UDFA-LAN
 
45Kelvim EscobarP6-1 195 R-R 1976-04-11 21La Guaira,Venezuela MLB1994-20131997-2009  
1992-   UDFA-TOR
Free Agent  
28Tom Evans3B6-1 200 R-R 1974-07-09 22Kirkland,Washington MLB1992-20061997-2000Juanita (Kirkland,WA)
1992- 4- 121-TOR
 
38Huck FlenerP5-11 185 B-L 1969-02-25 28Austin,Texas MLB1990-20001993-1997Armijo (Fairfield,CA)Cal St Fullerton
1990- 9- 258-TOR
 
13Carlos Garcia2B6-1 197 R-R 1967-10-15 29Tachira,Venezuela MLB1987-20011990-1999  
1987-   UDFA-PIT
 
8Alex GonzalezSS6-0 200 R-R 1973-04-08 24Miami,Florida MLB1991-20071994-2006Killian (Miami,FL)
1991-13- 354-TOR
 
15Shawn GreenRF-LF6-4 200 L-L 1972-11-10 24Des Plaines,Illinois MLB1992-20071993-2007Tustin (Tustin,CA)
1991- 1-  16-TOR
 
57Juan GuzmanP5-11 195 R-R 1966-10-28 30Santo Domingo,Dom Rep MLB1985-20011991-2000  
1985-   UDFA-LAN
 
39Erik HansonP6-6 215 R-R 1965-05-18 32Kinnelon,New Jersey MLB1984-19991988-1998Peddie School (Highstown,NJ)Wake Forest U.
1986- 2-  36-SEA
 
41Pat HentgenP6-2 195 R-R 1968-11-13 28Detroit,Michigan MLB1986-20041991-2004Fraser (Fraser,MI)
1986- 5- 133-TOR
 
36Marty JanzenP6-3 197 R-R 1973-05-31 24Homestead,Florida MLB1992-20051996-1997Gainesville (Gainesville,FL)
1991-   UDFA-NYA
 
35Sandy MartinezC6-2 215 L-R 1972-10-03 24Villa Mella,Dom Rep MLB1991-20071995-2004  
1990-   UDFA-TOR
 
6Orlando MercedRF6-1 195 L-R 1966-11-02 30San Juan,Puerto Rico MLB1986-20031990-2003  
1985-   UDFA-PIT
 
46Julio MosqueraC6-0 190 R-R 1972-01-29 25Panama City,Panama MLB1993-20051996-2005  
1991-   UDFA-TOR
 
2Otis NixonCF6-2 180 B-R 1959-01-09 38Evergreen,North Carolina MLB1979-19991983-1999Columbus (Columbus,NC)Louisburg Col
1979- 1-   4-CAL
 
22Charlie O'BrienC6-2 205 R-R 1961-05-01 36Tulsa,Oklahoma MLB1982-20001985-2000Bishop Kelley (Tulsa,OK)Wichita St
1982- 5- 132-OAK
 
17Robert PerezLF-RF6-3 230 R-R 1969-06-04 28Ciudad Bolivar,Venezuela MLB1990-20091994-2001  
1989-   UDFA-TOR
 
1Tomas PerezSS5-11 177 B-R 1973-12-29 23Barquisimeto,Venezuela MLB1993-20081995-2008John Burroughs (Burbank,CA)
1998-45-1333-MON
 
31Robert PersonP6-0 194 R-R 1969-10-06 27St. Louis,Missouri MLB1989-20051995-2003University City (University City,MO)Seminole St Florida
1989-25- 645-CLE
 
19Dan PlesacP6-5 217 L-L 1962-02-04 35Gary,Indiana MLB1981-20031986-2003Crown Point (Crown Point,IN)North Carolina St
1983- 1-  26-MIL
 
48Paul QuantrillP6-1 190 L-R 1968-11-03 28London,Ontario MLB1989-20051992-2005Okemos (Okemos,MI)Wisconsin-Milwaukee
1989- 6- 163-BOS
 
55Bill RisleyP6-2 210 R-R 1967-05-29 30Chicago,Illinois MLB1987-19981992-1998Marist (Chicago,IL)Harry S. Truman Col
1987-14- 362-CIN
 
52Kenny RobinsonP5-7 175 R-R 1969-11-03 27Barberton,Ohio MLB1989-19981995-1997Archbishop Hoban (Akron,OH)Florida St, Florida St at Jacksonville
1991-10- 276-TOR
 
11Juan SamuelDH-3B5-11 190 R-R 1960-12-09 36San Pedro de Mac,Dom Rep MLB1980-19981983-1998  
1980-   UDFA-PHI
 
18Benito SantiagoC6-1 195 R-R 1965-03-09 32Ponce,Puerto Rico MLB1983-20051986-2005  
1982-   UDFA-SDN
 
14Ruben SierraLF-DH6-1 200 B-R 1965-10-06 31Rio Piedras,Puerto Rico MLB1983-20061986-2006  
1982-   UDFA-TEX
 
24Paul SpoljaricP6-3 210 R-L 1970-09-24 26Kelowna,BC MLB1989-20011994-2000Springvalley Secondary (Kelowna,BC)Douglas Col
1989-   UDFA-TOR
 
33Ed Sprague3B6-2 205 R-R 1967-07-25 29Castro Valley,California MLB1986-20021991-2001St. Mary's (Stockton,CA)Stanford U.
1988- 1-  25-TOR
 
7Shannon StewartCF6-1 205 R-R 1974-02-25 23Cincinnati,Ohio MLB1992-20081995-2008Southridge (Miami,FL)
1992- 1-  19-TOR
 
40Mike TimlinP6-4 210 R-R 1966-03-10 31Midland,Texas MLB1987-20091991-2008Midland (Midland,TX)Southwestern U.
1987- 5- 127-TOR
 
54,30Woody WilliamsP6-0 195 R-R 1966-08-19 30Houston,Texas MLB1986-20071993-2007Cypress Fairbanks (Cypress,TX)Houston
1988-28- 732-TOR
 
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